TEDGlobal 2010

Meet Milo, the virtual boy: Peter Molyneux on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Peter Molyneux demos Milo, a hotly anticipated video game for Microsoft’s Kinect controller. Perceptive and impressionable like a real 11-year-old, the virtual boy watches, listens and learns — recognizing and responding to you. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 11:16)

Watch Peter Molyneux’s demo on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 700+ TEDTalks.

Comments (2)

  • David Young commented on Aug 20 2010

    Eventually I am sure video games will be like we are in a dream playing without recourse or repurcusssion. This video is just the beginning.

    I love how he has an English accent ;-)

    Pretty crazy how we are like his pretend friend.

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  • David Coppick commented on Aug 18 2010

    I think the most important part of this demonstration that seems overlooked somewhat is that this is a culmination of many sorts of technology’s the same ones that are laying the groundwork for interactive homes and business. In the not too far future virtually every surface and air space will be interactive. Having an emotionally responsive, learning AI as well as factoring in how easy it is to use and how readily available the hardware is, to me Milo truly inspiring.